EdTech startup, Chalkboard Education wins Seedstars Accra


Chalkboard Education has won Seedstars Accra, the Ghanaian leg of Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes.

The startup offers plug-and-play mobile learning solutions that work on any device and without an Internet connection.

To emerge winner, it pitched in front of a jury – Selam Kebede, Mansa Ayisi-Okyere, Ethel Cofie, Leticia Browne and Ato Ulzen-Appiah – alongside 9 other startups.

Aside being crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Accra 2016, the startup will fly Ghana’s flag at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland next year.

The Summit is a weeklong training program with the opportunity to meet the other winners from across the world, as well as investors and mentors.

The final day of the Summit will see all the startups pitch in front of an audience of 1,000 attendees with the possibility of winning up to the US$1 million equity investment.

Placing second in the competition was Landmapp, a startup offering affordable land rights documentation for smallholder farmers & more while TECHAiDE, a low-power, durable content delivery device that reaches low-income, Internet free places, came third.

The event took place on August 21, 2016 at Impact Hub, a co-working space located in Accra.

It was organized in partnership with Impact hub Accra, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, VC4A, Barcamp, Ghana Think, Lionesses of Africa and TEDx Ghana.

Seedstars World will continue its tour of the continent in search of smart startups that solve regional issues and/or develop profitable products for the global market. Its next stop is Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

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